S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Visit the S.S. Klondike, one of Canada’s few remaining steam-powered paddlewheelers, and learn how life on the rivers of the Yukon has changed over time. Long before and after the first steam-powered riverboat travelled up the Yukon River, Indigenous peoples have travelled the riverways of the Yukon. The arrival of paddlewheelers in the 1860s brought change to the territory, carrying newcomers and their ways of life, and until 1950 the riverboats continued to serve as the main link between the Yukon and the outside world.
The S.S. Klondike rests today on the traditional territories of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Whitehorse.
Due to ongoing restoration work, it will not be possible to visit the interior of the S.S. Klondike during the 2023 season. However, the National Historic Site will be open to visitors and guided visits will access the bow of the boat.
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Visiting S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Activities and experiences
Things to do at S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, including guided tours, films, visitor centre, gift shop, and more.
Plan your visit
Facilities and services, daily program schedule, event rentals .
Take a guided tour, enjoy interpretive panels, or join us in the theatre for film viewings.
About S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Culture and history
From the 1860s to the 1950s sternwheelers served as the main link between the Yukon and the outside world. Learn about their history working the waterways...
Stewardship and management
Learn about the strategic direction for the management and operation of S.S Klondike National Historic Site.
205-300 Main St
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2B5
Phone number: 867-667-4511 (summer)
Hours of operation
Closed for the season.
We look forward to seeing you in May 2023!
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